South Miami Man Kills Wife, Posts Photo of Body on Facebook

A South Miami man killed his wife and took to Facebook to confess in the crime attaching a photo of the dead body.

It’s quite known that social networking sites see numerous confessions including people’s habits, news and secret longings. However, a Florida man confessed to something much more sinister. He publicly admitted that he killed his own wife. Photo: Dereck Medina/Facebook

Derek Medina, 31, posted a picture of a blood-stained body – collapsed on the floor – to his Facebook feed, saying: “Im going to prison or death sentence for killing my wife love you guys miss you guys takecare Facebook people you will see me in the news.”

The man, who currently lives in Miami, drove to see his family, to confess to them that he committed a murder. Then he took to the police station, according to his arrest affidavit.

In his Facebook post the man also named the reason why he did it to his own wife, saying: “My wife was punching me and I am not going to stand anymore with the abuse so I did what I did I hope u understand me.”

When the police officers arrived at the place they found the body of the woman. The young girl, Dereck wife’s daughter from a previous relationship, was unharmed.

Police have declared the case a homicide and said they believe Jennifer Alfonso died of gunshot wounds.

The suspect confirmed the version, telling the police that he and his couple argued, he pulled a gun on her.

The woman treatened to leave him. He put the gun away and followed her. After Jennifer unloaded a volley of punches on him, Dereck fetched the gun again. She pulled a knife. He wrestled it out of her hands. She punched him again. Then he shot her “multiple times.”

Medina’s father unveiled to the media that his son came to see him and confessed in slaying Alfonso. Derek Medina Sr. then drove his son to a police station.

“He came to my house, and all he said was, ‘I need to go to the police. I need to turn myself in,’ ” the father said.

It was the second marriage for both Medina and Alfonso. And the couple had a rocky relationship. “They were married for three years, and then they got divorced, and they got remarried last year,” Medina Sr. said. “They always had some problems.”

Alfonso’s former boss at a West Miami-Dade Denny’s unveiled to reporters that Medina was a very jelous person and he had even hit his wife before.

“She would be bruised up,” said Amada Cooper, who described the South Miami man as a controlling husband who tried to force her to quit her job because he didn’t want her working nights.

After several violent episodes, another co-worker implored Alfonso to leave him. “He would always come back, begging her … come back,” said Cathy LaBella. “She would say he was going to change. She was in love with him.”

“She was a beautiful person,” LaBella recalled. “Her daughter was her pride and joy.”

On his Facebook account, the man had 164 friends. His post where he confessed in the killing was shared by more than 100 people on the social networking site before Facebook shut down the account.

A Facebook spokesman said the website does not comment on law enforcement investigations, reports Miami Herald reports.

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